Oct 30, 2012 10:00pm EDT
as to when the lights will come back on. >> during hurricane irene full restoration took eight days. for hurricane sandy full restoration may take longer. >> reporter: new jersey governor chris christie took a 4 1/2 hour long helicopter tour of devastated areas in his state. he's thanking volunteers and first responders and comforting those who have lost everything. >> very difficult time. very difficult day. so we just start. we survived. >> reporter: new jersey is not the only state recovering today. new york governor andrew cuomo was also touring damage in manhattan where underground tunnels and subway stations are full of corrosive seawater. even still officials are saying the worst is behind them. >> it's the beginning of a process that we all know will take a while, but this is the end of the down side and hopefully from here is going up. >> reporter: as the storm now moves towards canada, an air travel tracking website says more than 18,000 flights have been canceled due to the storm. in absecon, new jersey, craig boswell, fox news. >>> ocean city took a beating. guess we'